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Check out the online Blackboard (BB) tutorial for students!
To use Blackboard you must obtain your USC system network username and set your password. This is different from your USC Upstate username. You do this using the university’s VIP site.
Logging into Blackboard:
Update your Blackboard E-mail address:All students, faculty, and staff have an email account for the USC system in addition to their USC Upstate email account. This USC system email address is initially entered into Blackboard, but after you begin classes at USC Upstate it will be changed to your USC Upstate email address. You can verify your email address by logging into Blackboard and clicking the “Personal Information” link in the upper left corner of the first “My USC” screen. Then click “Edit Personal Information.” Make sure your preferred email address is listed making any changes if necessary and then scroll down and click the Submit button.
Professors and students can send each other email from within Blackboard, but Blackboard does not keep copies of email messages that are sent. When you send an email message using Blackboard, a copy of that message always goes to you, as well as to the person you send it to. It is a good idea to save these messages when you receive them so you will have a record of them.
There are free viewers for Microsoft Word and PowerPoint that let people who do not have these program on their computers view these files. Links to the download sites for these and other popular free programs can be found on the USC Upstate Distance Education Web site.
Additional technology assistance is available on the Information Technology and Services Student Information Web site.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?